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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Similar to the federal guidelines, Illinois regulations provide standards for toxicity testing in state waters. Actual testing procedures and parameters are site-specific and are included in the facility's permit.
Toxicity testing is required in the state's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is fully authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal NPDES permit program in Illinois. For additional guidance, see the state section NPDES PERMIT and the national section BIOASSAYS/BIOMONITORING.
• Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Division of Water Pollution Control is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's biological toxicity testing requirements.
IEPA's Division of Laboratories is a National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) accrediting body. Illinois has incorporated the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) Institute (TNI) Standard.